SOURCE: PIMCO Foundation

PIMCO Foundation

November 19, 2013 11:00 ET

The PIMCO Foundation Announces 2013 Grant Recipients

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - The PIMCO Foundation, the charitable arm of global investment management firm PIMCO, has awarded $1.4 million in grants to more than 30 organizations serving some of the most vulnerable and at-risk populations in the U.S and throughout the world.

"The PIMCO Foundation seeks to identify areas of urgent need in our communities, thus enabling PIMCO colleagues to volunteer time and financial resources to worthy projects that help others less fortunate than ourselves," said Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer and co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO and President of the PIMCO Foundation. "We are honored to work with organizations that improve the quality of life of so many in our communities. And we admire and thank them for what they do so effectively."

The Grants Program aligns with the PIMCO Foundation's mission to Engage, Empower and Invest in individuals and communities across the globe. PIMCO is based in Newport Beach, California. The Foundation's website can be accessed directly at www.pimco.com/pimcofoundation and its twitter feed is @pimcofoundation.

In the Engage category, the Foundation sought to support organizations that are addressing economic instability in Orange County and the New York Metro Area.

Specifically, the critical community indicators the Foundation focused on were:

  • Workforce development for youth (16-25 years) and military veterans
  • Homelessness and housing instability
  • Food insecurity

In the Empower category, the Foundation sought to support organizations that are focused on financial literacy or college-readiness.

In the Invest category, the Foundation sought to support organizations that are focused on microenterprise and microfinance in developing countries.

The 2013 grants were awarded to:

Engage:

Bridges Outreach   Summit, NJ
Community Action Partnership of OC   Garden Grove, CA
Serve the People   Santa Ana, CA
Project Dignity   Garden Grove, CA
New York Common Pantry   New York, NY
Pathways of Hope   Fullerton, CA
Thomas House Temporary Shelter   Garden Grove, CA
Illumination Foundation   Irvine, CA
Casa Teresa   Orange, CA
Partnership for the Homeless   New York, NY
Per Scholas   Bronx, NY
Taller San Jose   Santa Ana, CA
Vocational Visions   Mission Viejo, CA
The Mission Continues   St Louis, MO
Hart Community Homes   Fullerton, CA

Empower:

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship - NY   New York, NY
Grameen America   New York, NY
NFTE LA   Los Angeles, CA
Moneythink   Chicago, IL
Accion East   New York, NY
College Bound   Cerritos, CA
Student Sponsor Partners   New York, NY
The Wooden Floor   Santa Ana, CA
Minds Matter of NYC   New York, NY
Boys Hope Girls Hope   Irvine, CA
THINK Together   Santa Ana, CA

Invest:

Trickle Up   New York, NY
Pro Mujer   New York, NY
BRAC USA   New York, NY
Shared Interest   New York, NY
Bpeace   New York, NY
Nyaya Health   New York, NY
Mercado Global   Brooklyn, NY

Grantees were recently invited to a PIMCO Foundation Grants Celebration Event - in Newport Beach on November 19 and in New York on November 25.

About the PIMCO Foundation
The PIMCO Foundation is the charitable arm of PIMCO, based in Newport Beach, California, which helps people around the world to reach their full potential by engaging, empowering and investing in communities. It carries out its mission by identifying areas of urgent community need and volunteering time and financial resources to support high impact projects and programs; through education with a focus on financial literacy and college readiness; and by investing in people through partnerships fostering economic development.

About PIMCO
PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 11 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mark Porterfield
    PIMCO - Media Relations
    949-720-NEWS (6397)